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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Michael Brooks Griffin Obituary

  • Michael Brooks Griffin, 60, of Helena, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 in Little Rock.
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  • Michael Brooks Griffin, 60, of Helena, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 in Little Rock. Michael was born Jan. 2, 1953 at Helena to Frank Griffin Jr. and the late Christine Wiekel Griffin. He was a graduate of Central High School and received an Associates of Arts degree from Phillips County Community College. He was a farmer, a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and a member of the Sandy Bayou Hunting Club. Michael leaves his wife, Sharon Von Kanel Griffin of Helena; a daughter, Lauren Michael Griffin of Little Rock; his father, Frank Griffin Jr. and his wife Lu of Helena; two sisters, Ann Griffin of Fort Smith and Michelle Griffin Darling of Fayetteville; a brother, Frank Griffin III of North Porte, Ala.; two stepsisters, Cindy Johnston of Hot Springs and Debbie Rose of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a stepbrother, Steve Johnston of Ponca, Okla.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services for Michael Brooks Griffin will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Helena. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Helena. Father Russ Snapp will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Cliff Clark, Roger Patterson, Lyle Wheeler, Charles Hudson, Jim Sims, Jack McCarty, Lawson Hornor and Tracy Griffin. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Von Kanel, Buron Griffin Jr., David Brooks Griffin, Dan Adams and Bob Sims. Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 625 Pecan Street, Helena, AR 72342. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena, will direct services. The Online guestbook is at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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